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Blog series by kolwdwrkr updated 1609 days ago 4 parts 3206 reads 24 comments total

Part 1: Bambandle & Bambknob

1612 days ago by kolwdwrkr | 4 comments »

I have been wanting to learn about planes for quite some time, and in my mind there isn’t a better way to learn about them then to restore one. I have always had a block plane, just a cheap one from the depot I believe. But I never had a need for it or any plane for that matter. But I’d like to venture into hand tools a little more. A few years ago I purchased a few sets of scrapers and taught myself a few ways to sharpen and use them. I like to use those, and use them for th...

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Part 2: Rust removal

1611 days ago by kolwdwrkr | 6 comments »

I was working on getting the rust off the plane and my girlfriend suggested I use “The Works” toilet bowl cleaner. It worked great.

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Part 3: Tip

1610 days ago by kolwdwrkr | 7 comments »

When sharpening the blade place a towel or moving blanket on the floor under your feet, just because $hit happens. Otherwise you’ll end up with a chipped corner after you just spent all your time polishing the face. Then you’ll have to resist throwing it across the shop, and that can be very difficult after a long crappy day. HTH

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Part 4: Then and now

1609 days ago by kolwdwrkr | 7 comments »

So I think I’m as far as I want to go on this plane. The only thing left is to figure out how to sharpen it so that it actually works. I have it sharper then sharp, can shave with it. But it just doesn’t want to cut when pushed. So Any suggestions on that will be appreciated.It seems as though it has the wrong blade, or something. The lateral adjustment lever doesn’t have anything to grab, so you can’t adjust the left to right angle. I also don’t understand e...

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